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US to Cut Staff at Embassy in Kenya

Sat, 17 May 2014 16:31:31 +0000

iStock/Thinkstock(NAIROBI, Kenya) -- Faced with escalating violence and recent bomb attacks, the United States will cut staff at its embassy in Kenya.

Two explosions at a market in Nairobi on Friday killed at least 10 and injured 76. It was the third major bombing in Kenya this month.

The U.S. ambassador to Kenya says America continues to receive information on potential terrorist attacks targeting both Kenyans and foreigners, and on Friday, he requested security upgrades for the embassy in Nairobi.

The State Department says it will remain open for regular services but will reduce staff in the near future.

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